In August of 1971 Vince's father, Ben Conens, originally started Modern Optics. Vince worked with his father in the business until January 1, 1984 when it was transferred to the next generation and Vince and Linda Conens continued the business operating as an independent private practice.
Aug 1, 2021 Vince and Linda decided that it was time to transition into retirement so that they could enjoy all that their next season in life had to offer.
Dr. Maribeth Bangert has now purchased Modern Optics and has taken over the day to day operations as well as continuing to provide care in the form of eye examinations and contact lens care. Dr. Bangert has been the optometrist here at Modern Optics for the past 13 years. This has allowed Modern Optics to continue to operate as an independent private practice that can provide not only excellent eye examinations and prescriptions, but also high quality glasses, contact lenses, repairs, and special orders.
Working alongside Dr. Bangert, is the long time employee Susan as well as Josh, our new optician. Josh came to us just after Labor Day 2021 with years of prior private practice optical experience. Josh and Vince share similar interests and mechanical abilities. Josh has been busy learning from Vince so that we can continue to provide excellent service on all aspects of eyewear and lenses including repairs and special orders while also bringing a fresh approach to the optical side of Modern Optics.